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On the job injuries are compensable in Illinois. This means you are entitled to medical treatment, time off work pay, and payment for the injury itself. Call an Illinois Workers’ Compensation attorney to protect your rights.
One of the major benefits you receive from an Illinois Workers’ Compensation case is payment of a settlement for the injury itself.
Some insurance companies will forget to inform you about the settlement or tell you that you are not entitled to any money at the end of the case.
The amount of the settlement in Illinois is based on your average weekly wage the year before your injury and the body part injured.
There is no schedule or set amount for your injury in Illinois. It is based on historic values according to Arbitrators and the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission findings.
Things such as the type of injury, whether surgery was necessary, and any permanent restrictions help determine the settlement amount.
Settlements cannot be paid until the doctor releases you from care. The reason is that the full extent of the injury is not known until all medical care has been exhausted.
Make sure the insurance company is treating you fairly.
Questions about your work injury case? Feel free to contact Illinois Work Comp Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371.
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Overexertion means lifting and carrying objects. Falls. Struck by objects or equipment. Roadway accidents. Make sure to contact an experienced Illinois Work Injury lawyer to discuss your rights.
The Illinois Workers’ Law authorizes medical treatment and compensation for injuries suffered while on work trips.
Case law has also expended coverage to times you are not necessarily on the clock.
For instance, if you are injured while going to eat in the evening you may be able to recover work comp benefits.
If you are injured while on a work trip report it immediately to your supervisor and human resources department. Go to an emergency room or prompt care as soon as possible. Follow up with your doctor when you return home.
Insurance companies may not provide you with prompt or accurate information regarding your rights.
Feel free to contact Illinois Work Injury Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371 to discuss your case.
The key to persuading an Illinois Workers’ Compensation Judge (called an Arbitrator) to rule in your favor is to have solid medical evidence.
This means that you must go to the doctor or hospital as soon as possible after your work injury.
You must tell the medical providers that the injury involved your work, and explain how the work accident happened. For instance, I was lifting a box of parts weighing approximately 30 pounds and heard my back pop and pain started right away.
You must also make sure to tell the medical provider about every body part you injured. For instance, I hurt my neck, right shoulder and low back.
In addition, make a work injury report as soon as you can and get a copy of it.
Judges believe that what you tell people close to the time of accident is more likely than not truthful because there is not time to make up a story in order to gain money.
Following this advice will make your work injury case much stronger and save you lots of stress as you pursue your Workers’ Compensation claim.
Questions about your Work Injury? Feel free to contact Illinois Work Injury Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371.